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Web App technologies choice

Web App technologies choice


I am currently writing user interface in ember.js and need some help in server-side decision concerning transfer technologi and server-side script.

App is planned to simply wrap calling of few server-side script with adding some database suggar for handling users permissions and storing inputs-outputs.

Users has to be logged-in for proper work with application.

I am expecting high concurrency of working users and since I can use more paralel threads on server I am not entirely sure if I have to go with

Half of requests will be simple ask to database requests and other half will need little more computation time of another server-side script (up to 5s).

I will most probably use MongrelDB as database.

My biggest questions:

  • Is today technologicaly safe to go with pure websockets or is better to have gracefull degradation of
  • Will node.js scale nicely on multi-core box or should I use something like Mongrel2 with python backend?
  • Will python backend handle big concurency giving that some responses are really long?
  • How do I handle logged-in users with
Problem courtesy of: user978734


  1. Better to have graceful degradation - because websocket protocol is still in changing rapidly.
  2. For scalling, I'm use Redis pub/sub, but you can use cluster module for multi-core.
  3. Don't know.
  4. I'm share session from connect to with RedisStorage. You can use RedisStorage only for handle logged-in users.
Solution courtesy of: skyman


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